Can Gerbils Eat Nectarines?

Nectarines are a popular fruit which is often called a peach but as a smooth skin.

It is cultivated in tropical climates but is exported around the world to different cultures, civilizations, and cultures.

So can gerbils eat nectarines?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.

In particular, their water, acidic, fat, calcium, sugar, phosphorus, and salt content is of particular interest as far as gerbils are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 165 kJ (39 kcal)
Carbohydrates
9.54 g
Sugars 8.39 g
Dietary fiber 1.5 g
Fat
0.25 g
Protein
0.91 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
(2%) 16 μg
(2%) 162 μg
Thiamine (B1) (2%) 0.024 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.031 mg
Niacin (B3) (5%) 0.806 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(3%) 0.153 mg
Vitamin B6 (2%) 0.025 mg
Folate (B9) (1%) 4 μg
Choline (1%) 6.1 mg
Vitamin C (8%) 6.6 mg
Vitamin E (5%) 0.73 mg
Vitamin K (2%) 2.6 μg
Minerals
Calcium (1%) 6 mg
Iron (2%) 0.25 mg
Magnesium (3%) 9 mg
Manganese (3%) 0.061 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 20 mg
Potassium (4%) 190 mg
Sodium (0%) 0 mg
Zinc (2%) 0.17 mg
Other constituents
Fluoride 4 µg

source wikipedia

As you can see, nectarines contain a hint of phosphorus, calcium, and quite a bit of acidic content.

This means that they are not the best food for gerbils to eat unfortunately. Because of its acidic content, it will make them sick as they can’t deal with the acidic content of a nectarine.